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3rd Shift Reliability Zone Leader (Maintenance)


Location Ripon, WI
Posted 721 days ago -
Type: Full-time Permanent
Reference ID: 103175


For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's® Uncrustables®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature’s Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.

Reliability Zone Leader – 3rd Shift

Reliability Leader

  • Main resource and 1st responder to line calls for assigned zone and expected to flow to the work in other zones and cover vacation and call-in gaps
  • Drives completion of PMs in assigned zone while working closely with TL
  • Drives completion of work orders assigned to zone while working closely with TL
  • Functions as the equipment expert in assigned zone
  • Responsible for performing advanced PMs on equipment
  • Internal and external vendor communication
  • Serve as a coach, motivating teams, and developing their capabilities through training and support
  • Responsible for meeting Safety, Quality, and Reliability targets
  • Promote a continuous improvement culture
  • Functioning as a problem solver, proactively anticipating problems, drive to root cause, consider alternatives, and follow-up actions
  • Identifies gaps and eliminate losses by driving to root cause utilizing KT, Why/Why Analysis and other methodologies
  • Assist in vertical start-up procedures and execution
  • Improve shutdown procedures and execution
  • Embraces and champions positive change
  • Responsible to collaborate across all teams, pillars, and leadership
  • Gathers the right information and makes tough and timely decisions
  • Ability to accurately identify, understand, troubleshoot and repair electrical devices and components
  • Read and understand electrical & mechanical drawings and plant controls
  • Understand, implement, and troubleshoot PLC Code on new and existing equipment
  • Participates on projects as needed
  • Understand and model SQMS and HPO systems and tools
  • Exemplify Company Culture through our Basic Beliefs and Commitment to Each Other
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Good computer skills
  • Positive work history
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Effective leadership skills including:  
    • Problem solving (analytical troubleshooting processes)
    • Ability to make decisions under pressure
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Communication (effective listening, giving and receiving feedback)
    • Time management
    • Managing multiple priorities
    • Process improvement
    • Organization
  • Willing to work overtime and weekends when business need requires
  • Forklift certified
  • Perform the necessary physical activity for purposes of operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment including:
    • Climbing stairs and ladders, standing on, and moving around on platforms, equipment and concrete floors
    • Twist or bend at the knees and back
    • Lift objects up to 75 pounds using proper lifting techniques
    • Stand and walk for extended hours